Globe Telecom will continue testing LTE into 2011

6 Dec 2010

Filipino operator Globe Telecom has said that field trials for Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile technology will continue into 2011 before it makes a decision on how best to approach a strategy for its adoption in the country. Globe’s head of network technologies strategy, Emmanuel Estrada, is quoted by the Business Mirror as saying that Phase 2 of the field trials ‘will commence soon’ following the successful completion of the first stage of tests. The cellco’s Phase 1 trial achieved up to 60Mbps downlink data throughput rate at 10MHz bandwidth. ‘The Phase 1 test was very successful. We and supplier NEC have agreed to take on the next level. The objective of the tests is all about collective learning of the LTE technology,’ Estrada said.

Philippines, Globe Telecom (incl. Innove)